The Faber Book of Gardens by Philip Robinson
That perennial favourite, the garden book, has here been given a whole new dimension by one of Faber's most talented young writers. Here Philip Robinson looks at the mysterious nature of gardens, as a scene of romance, danger, beauty and calm. Weaving together extracts from other famous and surprising works he has created a wonderful varied and variegated selection of extraordinary facts and lush prose and poetry. From the Garden of Eden to the Chelsea Flower Show, this book is the perfect gift for any educated garden enthusiast.